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Emergency landing for LIAT plane

Emergency landing for LIAT plane (Internet Image)

Thu, December 02, 2010 - 12:00 PM

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Passengers on a LIAT flight today praised the captain for landing safely at the V.C. Bird International Airport after the aircraft lost a wheel on take-off. 

“I just want to say all kudos must be given to the pilot, it was an excellent landing. He reassured us that everything would have been okay. Everybody was very calm on the flight and it was probably one of the best landings I’ve ever had,” one passenger told a local radio station.

LIAT’s Corporate Communications Manager Desmond Brown said flight 362 travelling from Antigua to San Juan with 24 passengers on board, returned to the V.C. Bird International Airport shortly after take-off, after a main wheel failure.

“As a precautionary measure, emergency services were on standby and the landing was uneventful with no injury to the passengers. All of the affected passengers will be accommodated on other LIAT services,” Brown said.

“The aircraft is being examined by the company’s maintenance department and will undergo the various checks stipulated by the manufacturer before it is returned to service,” he added. (CMC

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Posted by yogi Ni 3 years, 10 months ago
Thank GOD all went well in this situation. We know that LIAT have some of the best pilots in the world.
That is why I always support them in their fight for salaries and better working conditions. The people of the Caribbean know that they are in safe hands when they are flying on LIAT

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